Aaron W. Harlan family papers and photographs, 1844-1928.
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First Chief Justice of the Iowa Territory supreme court, graduated from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and U.S. Commissioner of Patents. From the description of Diaries and temperance lectures, 1836-1882. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122519999 Lawyer, "Copperhead" Democrat, and judge. Notable posts held during Mason's professional career include Chief Justice of the Iowa Territorial Supreme Court (1838-1846); Chief Justice of the Iowa Supreme Court (1846-1847); De...
Aaron W. Harlan (b. ca1811 - d. 1911) was a native of Indiana who came to Lee County, Iowa in 1834 after working several years as a trader on the lower Mississippi River. Under the employment of Lt. George Crosman of the 1st U.S. Dragoons he helped build the barracks for Fort Des Moines. Some sources credit him with initiating steamboat travel on the Des Moines River when he successfully delivered a ship of merchandise to Keosauqua in 1837. He apparently held dual residences in Clark County, Mis...